FallFest and Fiber Arts Fair

October 1, 2016

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Included in general museum admission

Click here to get your museum tickets now for FallFest!

Put this on the calendar, and make plans for an awesome Adirondack autumn day, when you can all "fall" into fun (or a giant leaf pile) together!

Fun for the whole family includes hay rides; pony rides; live music performances, pumpkin painting, apple pressing and cider samples, fall crafts, giant leaf piles from the museum's big back yard for raking and jumping, and much more!

Around the campus you can also experience the homey fall warmth of fabulous fiber-arts demonstrations, including wool spinning and counted cross-stitching; see displays of amazing fiber art, including soft sculptures, quilts, and more; join in a big knit-in; and browse the woolens, quilts, scarves, pet accessories, and other items for sale by local artisans.


Seth & the Moody Melix
11:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Fun family music from the Adirondack region!


Wagon Rides and Pony Rides with Circle B Ranch
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Visitors of all ages can climb aboard a rustic wagon, take a seat on a hay bale, and enjoy a leisurely ride around the museum's grounds. Young children (ages 10 and under) can enjoy a pony ride on center campus.

Pumpkin Painting
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (or as long as supplies last)
Main Campus
Paint a pumpkin to take home! A small donation of $1 per pumpkin is much appreciated.

Fall Crafts
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (or as long as supplies last)
Reising Schoolhouse
Try your hand at some Autumn-themed creativity!

Cider Pressing and Cider Samples
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (or as long as supplies last)
Main Campus
Turn the crank on a hand press and find out how people have been making delicious cider in the Adirondacks for centuries! Take a taste of cider samples from Rulfs Orchard in Peru, N.Y.

Giant Leaf Pile - Jump into Joy
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Main Campus
We have a REALLY big back yard and have raked up a giant mountain of orange, red, yellow, and purple leaves that is perfect for jumping and photo-snapping. Jump into joy with this favorite fall past-time!

FallFest Follies Scavenger Hunt
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pick up in Visitor Center
Explore the Adirondack Museum with an action packed scavenger hunt!

Multimedia Art
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A Peopled Wilderness exhibition
Create your own piece of multi-media art.

Tinker Tent
10:00am – 4:00pm
Main Campus
Make a mini-catapult and see how far you can launch a pumpkin colored ball.


Buff Mittens
Demonstrations Hosted by Jane MackIntosh
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Visitor's Center
Bring your needles and yarn and join our annual knit-in! Stop by and knit a bit with fellow knitters. Jane will demonstrate and teach the making of buff mittens, the traditional mittens worn by Adirondack loggers.

Woodburning with Vicki Virgil
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Observe Vicki's woodburning techniques as she creates works of art and discusses her method and materials!

Mohawk Basket Making with Carrie Hill
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weaving A Legacy exhibition
Watch as Mohawk basketmaker Carrie Hill creates intricate weaves, shapes, and patterns, and learn from her the significance of traditional Mohawk basketmaking in contemporary Mohawk cultures.

Quilting with Northern Needles
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Discover all the different types of needlework practices throughout the Park with "Northern Needles," a sewing group from Long Lake, N.Y. The group works together to create a range of projects, from traditional to contemporary: creative wall hangings, quilted clothing, knitted items, and fabric arts.

Wool Arts with Serendipity Spinners
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mark W. Potter Education Center
The Serendipity Spinners - a "loosely knit" group of women who have been spinning together for many years - will demonstrate the various aspects of wool processing.

Guideboat Building with Allison Warner
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Boats and Boating Exhibition
See an Adirondack guideboat take shape and talk with our boatbuilder-in-residence.

Utica Zoo
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Main Campus
See furry friends on the museum campus!

Greg Rudd
Pottery demonstration


10:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm
Drop off site: Visitor Center Lobby
October 1 – 10
Clean out your closets and cupboards for a good cause! We're accepting donations of canned or dried food, winter outerwear, and blankets to support the good works of the Warren – Hamilton Community Action, Indian Lake, NY.


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm
Main Campus and Marion River Carry Pavilion

Adironstix (Old Forge, N.Y.)
One of a kind steel art

Corky's Originals (Cranberry Lake, N.Y.)
Beaded jewelry and other beaded objects

Cobble Hill Farm Apothecary (Rock City Falls, N.Y.)
Locally sourced, handmade products

Heirlooms (Harrisville, N.Y.)
Hats, headbands, scarves, sweaters, handbags and more

EmBears (Hannawa Falls, N.Y.)
Hand-crafted bears and stuffed animals

Garden Variety(Mohawk N.Y.)
Unique wearable jewelry made out of fruits and vegetables

Woodlot Woodworks LLC(Adirondack N.Y.)
Custom woodwork

Lladybug Llamas & Daylilies (Ballston Spa, N.Y.)
400+ varieties of daylilies

Saratoga Llamas (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Hand spun, llama yarn, roving, hand knit scarves, hats

Ewe'll Love the Wether (Putnam Station, N.Y.)
Hand-spun wool products - hats, mittens, headbands, socks and more

Santa's Attic & Mrs. Claus' Kitchen LLC. (Ballston Spa, N.Y.)
Herbal spice blends, handcrafted dip and chip bowls

Mountain Weavers (Averill Park, N.Y.)
Fine cotton homespun napery

Shady Acres Homestead (Middletown, N.Y.)
Handcrafted organic jams, relishes, chutneys, and more

Dad's Happy Alpacas (Moira, N.Y.)
Fun accessories made with alpaca fur

2nd Time Around (Malone, N.Y.)
Handmade products from up-cycled fabrics

Spruce Mountain Designs (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
Beautiful, wearable pieces of art

Northeast Living Lights (Chestertown, N.Y.)
Handcrafted lamp shades featuring real ferns, leaves, cedar and hemlock

Jewelry by Charlotte (Keene Valley, N.Y.)

Little Luvs Polymer Clay (South Glens Falls, N.Y.)

County Collage (Utica, N.Y.)